Maya is from London but has also lived in Cornwall. She studied at the London College of Fashion; her diploma in handcraft tailoring led on to the bespoke tailoring degree, during which she did many work experience placements and worked in London Fashion Week. In her final year Maya entered the Golden Shears competition, which is where she met Richard.

In early 2011 Maya interviewed against three male tailors for a position at Richard Anderson and won her place in the team as an apprentice coatmaker, studying the technical aspects of speciality tailoring for dinner suits and other bespoke items. She has been working solo now for two years.

Maya is from an artistic family (her mother is an artist) and she enjoys music and the arts; Maya is a keen cyclist – in fact during her degree she created new directions for technical cycling suits – she also enjoys running (and has been inspired to do her first half-marathon by Brian).